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Razer Tartarus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 reviews of Razer Tartarus. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The price and design also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Razer Tartarus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Razer Tartarus from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Views about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Tartarus Expert membrane USB Gaming KeypadRazer Tartarus Chroma Expert RGB Gaming Keypad

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Razer Tartarus


The Razer Tartarus gaming keypad gives gamers the same sort of control and features of higher priced competitors, making it a smart pick for budget gamers.

Comfortable design provides wrist and palm support. Dedicated keypad puts gaming controls at your fingertips. Software makes for easy customization and simple profile switching. Excellent thumb controls. 15 programmable keys. Affordable price

Limited ergonomic adjustment. Silicone dome switches instead of mechanical

Razer has always been pretty crazy with its product names, but the newest product, the Razer Tartarus, borrows its name from the deepest depths of Hades, the mythological prison of the Titans. Yeesh. Gaming keypads are specialized half-keyboards used...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Razer Tartarus


The Razer Tartarus gaming keypad gives gamers the same sort of control and features of higher priced competitors, making it a smart pick for budget gamers.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very happy with it!


I stopped gaming about 4 years ago and recently started back again, I bought this to replace the N-52 that I was using at the time. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how familiar the Tartarus felt and how quickly the muscle memories came...

The only thing I've noticed is that it doesn't sit perfectly flat on the keyboard tray surface and has about 1/32" to 1/16" rock from the right rear to the left front. It's nothing I really notice while using it because the weight of my hand holds it...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: April (

awesome product


Very pleased with this and will be buying one for my little brother.

love this product. Works perfect ; The program that comes with it saved so much time when switching over to my new gaming comp with it having saved my setting and keybinds by my email so I didn't have to re set it ; No problems with this product ; Fits...

I honestly have not grips about this

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: AgentOO24 (



For me it was purely cosmetic my old n52te edition was getting old buttons where sticking but very rarely not as much as this new Tartarus game pad. Although the changes are minimal I do like the new Tartarus it looks nice and feels better then the...

I was in the market for a replacement for my Belkin Nostromo n52te which the key paint was starting to wear out due to excessive use. So I opted for the Logitech G13 game pad which took up way to much real estate on my desk, that game pad was huge! It...

So cons and the main reason I only gave it 3 eggs. First no polling rate! Call it a placebo affect but I really feel like it made a difference from the previous generation which would give you the option of adjusting it. As a matter of fact in the...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Alex (

Solid for the price you pay


Overall, Razer has satisfied my needs once more. For the price it costs, you should definitly consider buying it (got it for 60$ after a 20% discount). There's not many keypads out there on the market so this keypad is one of the best among the few I...

Easy to setup ; Razer ; The fact you can adjust the wrist rest is very nice ; Took only 2 days to receive ; Green backlight is epic ; Buttons dont feel cheap at all

Space button seems a bit fragile ; Small for a person with big hands ; Kinda hard to use the directional stick effectively

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

was great for 3 days then


After having bought 2 nostromo's I thought I would give the Tartarus a try. unfortunately it didn't even last a week. If you are going to buy Razer products I suggest that you buy the extended warranty. I have owned several and if its not he cord...

button layout great for MMO's like GW2

within 3 days one of the side buttons and the thumb pad quit working

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Fair successor to the Nostromo


As a long time user of the various Nostromo iterations and their inherent build caveats (e.g. Belkin D-Pad that squeaked, multiple iterations of the Belkin/Razer TE/v2), my muscle memory has become exceptionally dependent on these peripherals to...

Plenty of buttons and configuration options to satisfy MMO/FPS/RTS/MOBA gamers! Green backlighting is adjustable and visually attractive. Adjusting the palm rest does not require a heroic feat of strength. New D-Pad is a huge upgrade compared to the...

Lack of QA on the construction of the unit. After ~3 weeks of very mild use, experiencing some minor key sticking for the 01 and 02 buttons. Synapse 2.0 software is okay when it works, but has been traced to the root cause of a few system hangs

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Razer Tartarus


Like having all the keys in one location that my fingers can reach

after a couple of weeks I had configured all my keys to my specialty's in WoW and I lost 2 buttons the 11 key and the button right over the top of the Hat button . tried everything right down to uninstalling everything and doing a fresh download still...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Razer Tartarus


Just bought the Tartarus as an upgrade/replacement for my Nostromo. A couple things that I liked about it were how comfortable my rested on it and that it replaced the rarely used mouse wheel with another button. I also liked the responsiveness of the...

A couple things I didn't like about it were the rubber feet which seem to want to slide around a lot on the right side of the gamepad under the thumb stick. Upon closer examination and some playtesting, the rubber feet just seem a little sub-par in...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:Mouse
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Specialised Keying Device
Type of Connection:Cable